PM: Government gets 4 offers to take over MAS

PM: Government gets 4 offers to take over MAS

PUTRAJAYA: The government has received four offers from companies interested in taking over national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

But for now, he said, no decision has been made on the offers yet as the government needs to carefully consider all the proposals.

“Many people have made offers, some want to buy, some want only to manage. We are looking closely at these proposals.,” said Mahathir, adding that previous turnaround initiatives and many management changes had failed to revive MAS.

“So, we must find somebody with the experience,” he told the media after attending the closing of the TVET Conference 2019 today.

Mahathir was also asked to comment on his recent meeting with AirAsia Group Bhd co-founder Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab.

In the meeting, Pahamin and his business partners was reported to have pledged to turn the company around in 18 months and assured there would be no job cuts.